September 27th, 2002


By popular demand....

Tonight was pretty good.

Dave came over and I ended up making quesadillas which went over well. Yeah, I like cooking for/with people when they are around. I often don't cook for myself. I can be a surprisingly social animal.

We watched the Rookie. I think that fulfilled my quota of sappy Disney movies for the next few weeks (at least until I get the new copy of Beauty and the Beast on DVD). Yeah, I can be a total sentimental dweeb, it's part of my charm :). I wonder if A has been affecting my choice in movies. Used to be my movie collection was basically action with a random comedy thrown in but I find that it's a lot more kid friendly lately. It's still definitely leaning towards big booming surround sounding using movies, but there are also quite a few random indie films and kids movies in there now. Hmmmm... one of these days I'll get around to writing out my movie list again. I might also watch Gross Anatomy later (very amusing movie from back in the day).

Dave and I debated various relationship issues that came up wrt to our exes and I came away with some new thoughts about how I dealt with X. Having to defend oneself from criticism is a good way to bury doubt and uncertainty. I'm certainly no saint, but I feel better now that I was able to at least explain what happened with her. I also have a much better idea of what I'm looking for in the ideal woman (at least the abstract concept of the ideal one). I may ramble about that later if I'm feeling unsleepy.

Random unsettling thing from this week (so far): My mom pointed out that I actually have a gray hair in my goatee. I know I have had one or two random grays (or at least folks playing with my hair have claimed to find them as they yank them out... perhaps they're just torturing me ;), but this is the first facial gray and it's the first gray that is actually still attached to me. This is significant because if I follow my dad's pattern of gray, that'll mean my beard/goatee will be white well before my hair is much beyond salt and pepper. Yes, we are talking about 40 or so years down the line, but something about having my mom (of all people) point out the lone gray hair in my goatee is kinda weird.

Surprisingly enough, I've been feeling a lot more energetic and less draggy lately. The moods are definitely in an upswing right now. Oh and some random potentially very groovy home news (TBA)....
  • Current Music
    Velvet Underground - Walk On The Wild Side

It's Friday...

... clearly that means it's time for a fight with my dad. We had a long discussion about management and how our styles differ etc... and as usual he managed to throw in plenty of obnoxious comments while simultaneously being greatly hurt with some of my responses. Bleh. We also talked about my ideas for houses (specifcally building my spooky old house instead of buying one) and he was very "that's not going to work" about several things. I think I would say that, at times, my dad can be very supportive in spite of himself. Today was not one of those times.

<mantra>I will learn to identify points of disagreement, and I will learn to leave them alone</mantra>

In other news, I am discovering just how annoying it can be to change bank accounts. I was going to buy a permanent account right now but paypal is still catching up. Had I thought ot this yesterday, I could have left my old acct open, but I just closed it yesterday and I'd been a goof and I didn't do paypal stuff with the new account until this morning. I need to remember to change the draw stuff from the gym and for one of my student loans.... Hmmm I better do that on Monday. None of this is a Big Deal, but I hadn't really thought about all the stuff that I use my bank acct for. Oh well...

Today has been 100% productivity-free!
  • Current Music
    Sublime - Santeria